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Activities have grown since the purchase of the house, including an overflow crowd of 280 students for our 2016 Rosh Hashanah event. Attendance at our weekly Shabbat dinners has grown as well as the Shabbat morning “davening” circle. Always available and accessible, Chabad at Vanderbilt is dedicated to engaging every Jew, regardless of background, affiliation or personal level of observance. We provide a place where students can grow as individuals and the resources to help increase their level of Jewish knowledge, enthusiasm and commitment. Chabad’s warm atmosphere makes it every ’Dore’s Jewish “home away from home.” • Please support the businesses that advertise in the Observer and help support our community in all ways! Make sure to let them know... you saw their ad here!
Ben Schulman Center for Jewish Life 2421 Vanderbilt Place Nashville, TN 37235 (615) 322-8376 Fax: (615) 322-7286 www.vuhillel.org Barbara Mayden, board president Ari Dubin, executive director email@example.com
anderbilt Hillel is the center for Jewish life on the Vanderbilt University campus. Our students, staff, and the entire community are dedicated to providing a strong, supportive environment for Jewish students and maintaining a strong Jewish presence at Vanderbilt. Hillel actively seeks to engage uninvolved Jewish stu-
dents on their own terms: to provide them with opportunities to do Jewish activities that are meaningful and appealing to them. Students are empowered to take responsibility for their Jewish identity, whether they wish to participate in a community service project, express themselves artistically, participate in a social event, engage in informal Jewish learning or attend religious services. Any Jewish student may participate in Hillel. The Vanderbilt Jewish community contains a diverse spectrum of Jews, and we strive to provide a home away from home for every student. With the construction of the 10,000-squarefoot Ben Schulman Center for Jewish Life, the establishment of a Jewish studies program, the creation of a kosher vegetarian
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cafe, and the hiring of program staff, we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of Jews attending this school. Since 2008, Vanderbilt’s Jewish student population has topped 1,000 students, approximately 15 percent of the undergraduate population. This is a far cry from the 3 percent just a few years before. In addition to a wide range of social and cultural programs, Hillel offers students a variety of religious activities, including: Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox services on Shabbat; kosher Shabbat dinner; High Holiday services and meals; and Passover seders. Many of our programs are free and open to the community. For further information, please contact Vanderbilt Hillel. •
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